Irene Suvillaga

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Kawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada Development
Irene Suvillaga follows the Kawartha Nishnawbe barricade of a dam reconstruction project by Parks Canada on January 13, 2021. The project has been deemed illegal, moving forwards without consultation to the Nishnawbe Community prior to the construction process and has resulted in the erection of barricades that block the entry to the construction site. This article follows both the Nishnawbe and Parks Canada , featuring statements by David Britton, Director of the Ontario Waterways; Christopher Reid, appointed lawyer for Kawartha Nishnawbe; and Nodin Webb leader and spokesperson of the Kawartha Nishnawbe Community.
Charlie Earle Micro-Grant Returns for a Second Year
Irene Suvillaga dives into the legacy of Charlie Earle, a beloved Peterborough musician who passed away in 2019. The Charlie Earle Micro-Grant, created by family, friends, and the Trent Centre for Women and Trans People helps to support up and coming Black woman or non-binary artists with a one-time bursary. The grant's second year will close on Friday, January 22 and the 2021 winner will be announced later this spring.
Fly me out of this Room
Irene reflects on a trip home like no other: from Peterborough to El Salvador during amidst a global pandemic. It is a masked journey, full of introspection and a yearning, "To lay under El Salvador’s sun and hear the ocean’s whisper once again, to speak my mother tongue rather than having to translate my soul everyday; fearing that my thoughts were not being expressed properly or that mispronounced words would slip out of my mouth." 
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